Jokkmokk ( Lule Sami: Jåhkåmåhkke, Northern Sami: Dálvvadis ) is a place ( tätort ) in the northern Swedish province of Norrbotten County and the historic province of Lapland in the Arctic Circle. The town is the center of Sami culture in Sweden, which includes several schools and training centers.
Jokkmokk is the capital of the homonymous municipality and is known for its annual Jokkmokks Vintermarknad ( Jokkmokk Winter Market ), which offer their goods since 1605 seeds from all over Lapland.
The first building dates back to the year 1602. This year, King Charles IX decided. the installation of some market places in northern Sweden in order to reach the scattered living Sami indigenous people to trade, tax collection and for the conversion easily. Jokkmokks Marknad was first held in 1605. Since then the market today takes place in February each year on the first Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
In addition to two churches Jokkmokk hosts the Ajtte Svensk och Same Fell Museum (Swedish Mountain and Sámi Museum ), are documented in the history and life of the seeds. The museum has over the years steadily expanded. They also do books, maps and CDs ( in 2011 were not included in the offer) purchase. Affiliated with the Ájtte is the Fjällbotanische garden. Here the vegetation zones of the fells have been " reconstructed " in a small river bed very clearly. Next to it is a stone cutting, are made from only the local rock types jewelry and utensils. In the Zinnmanufaktur " Jokkmokks Tenn. " the old Sami tradition of pewter is maintained.
The living in Jokkmokk photographer and author Edvin Nilsson shows some pictures on the Sarek National Park in a small exhibition.
Street Scene 2005
Jokkmokk, located on the street 45, the Inlandsvägen from Gothenburg to Karesuando. The town also has several bus and a train station of the Inland Railway.
Long walks for all abilities can among other things be taken in the nature reserve Serri, in the state forest area Kronogård or in the National Park Muddus. The extreme northwestern part of the municipality of Jokkmokk leads in the mountainous region along the Norwegian border. With starting point Kvikkjokk (18 inhabitants) open up hikers the birch forest region, the Fell and the high mountains with their glaciers. The small town is one of the main entrances to the World Heritage Laponian.
Accommodation offer hotels, youth hostels, holiday villages, huts, campsites and mountain stations. During the winter market in Jokkmokk, all accommodation and the surrounding area are booked up months in advance. In the touristy undeveloped areas (for example in Sarek National Park ) there are no mountain huts, so that tent, sleeping bag, food and all other equipment itself must be worn.